Caerphilly by-election, 1921

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The Caerphilly by-election of 1921 was held on 24 August 1921. The by-election was held due to the death of the incumbent Labour MP, Alfred Onions. It was won by the Labour candidate Morgan Jones.[1]

Morgan Jones clinched the Labour nomination despite not being the preferred candidate of the South Wales Miners' Federation. He was the first conscientious objector to be elected to Parliament after World War I.[2]

Caerphilly by-election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Morgan Jones 13,699 54.2 -0.6
Liberal William Rees Edmunds 8,958 35.5 -9.7
Communist Bob Stewart 2,592 10.3 N/A
Majority 4,741 18.7 +9.1
Turnout 25,249 73.2 +9.2
Registered electors 34,511
Labour hold Swing +4.5


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leigh Rayment - Commons". leighrayment.com.
  2. ^ Williams, Chris (2004). "Jones, Morgan (1885–1939)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/66804.